The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 350

SSC and all Competitive Exams. Explore The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary to score good marks in English Section. Start practising this vocabulary to increase your word power. While reading a passage you have to highlight tough words in it and analyse the correct meaning of those words. This will help you understand the passage clearly and also you can learn more new words, it means also you can develop your vocabulary. To help you in this part we have provided an English Vocabulary passage along with meaning, synonyms and usages of hard words in the passage, make use of it. We also providing Important Vocabulary Quiz based on “THE ECONOMIST” and “THE HINDU”

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1) Plight (Noun) – दुर्दशा

Definition: A dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation.

Synonyms: Condition, Predicament, Quandary, Trouble

Antonyms: Advantage, Solution, Benefit

Usage: The plight of the young man, who had crossed over into Pakistan from Afghanistan in 2012.


2) Befriend (Verb)मित्रवत व्यवहार करना

Definition: Act as or become a friend to (someone), especially when they are in need of help or support.

Synonyms: Encourage, Sustain, Uphold, Succour

Antonyms: Snub, Reject

Usage: He makes a point of befriending newcomers to Parliament


3) Espionage (Noun) जासूसी

Definition: The practice of spying or of using spies, typically by governments to obtain political and military information.

Synonyms: Surveillance, Reconnaissance, Intelligence

Usage: The acts of espionage on behalf of the Confederacy carried on by Belle Boyd and Rose Greenhow.


4) Blatant (Adjective) आकर्षक

Definition: (of bad behaviour) done openly and unashamedly.

Synonyms: Flagrant, Glaring, Obvious, Undisguised

Antonyms: Inconspicuous, Subtle

Usage: She forced herself to resist his blatant charm.


5)  Vindictive (Adjective)प्रतिहिंसात्मक

Definition: Having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge.

Synonyms: Revengeful, , Unforgiving , Venomous, Poisonous, Malicious

Antonyms: Forgiving

Usage: The criticism was both vindictive and personalized


6) Immaterial (Adjective)सारहीन

Definition: Unimportant under the circumstances; irrelevant.

Synonyms: Irrelevant, Unimportant, Inconsequential, Insignificant

Antonyms: Important, Significant

Usage: The difference in our ages is immaterial


7) Scathing (Adjective) बेहद घृणित

Definition: Witheringly scornful; severely critical.

Synonyms: Devastating, Withering, Blistering

Antonyms: Mild, Gentle, Complimentary

Usage: She launched a scathing attack on the Prime Minister.


8) Insurrection (Noun) बग़ावत या विद्रोह

Definition: Rebellion, Revolt, Uprising, Mutiny, Revolution

Synonyms: Insurgence, Insurgency, Mutiny, Outbreak

Antonyms: Counterinsurgency, Counterrevolution

Usage: The insurrection was savagely put down.


9) Revoke (Verb)प्रतिसंहरण करना

Definition: Officially cancel (a decree, decision, or promise).

Synonyms: Cancel, Repeal, Rescind, Reverse, Abrogate

Antonyms: Introduce, Enact, Ratify

Usage:  The men appealed and the sentence was revoked


10) Deplorable (Adjective) अपमानजनक

Definition: Deserving strong condemnation; completely unacceptable.

Synonyms: Disgraceful, Shameful, Dishonorable, Disreputable

Antonyms: Admirable

Usage: Children living in deplorable conditions.

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